Day: November 20, 2021

Vikings’ Justin Jefferson Has Strong Message on Week 11 vs. Packers


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Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson described his excitement for his first true Vikings-Packers border battle.

Playing his rookie year in an empty U.S. Bank Stadium due to the pandemic, Minnesota Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson has yet to experience the energy on hand for the team’s border battles with the Green Bay Packers.

Approaching Sunday’s first meeting with the NFC North-leading Packers, Jefferson spoke on his excitement surrounding his first Vikings-Packers game in a full stadium while backing his big-game readiness.

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‘These Types of Games I Live For’

In a press conference on Thursday, Jefferson described the Vikings’ energy over the week approaching their first matchup with the Packers.

“You can feel the energy around here when we play the Packers,” Jefferson said in a Nov. 18 press conference

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49ers HC Shares Why the Team Released Ex-First Rounder


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Kyle Shanahan calls a play during the October 10 road game at Arizona.

Kyle Shanahan only coached Dre Kirkpatrick on the field for four games this season with the San Francisco 49ers before the team decided to waive the former 2012 first round cornerback on Tuesday, November 16.

Kirkpatrick was on the 49ers’ field for 95 total snaps according to Pro Football Focus, but his coverage grades each game never surpassed a 59.4 grade.

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There was also this botched tackle attempt by Kirkpatrick in his last appearance as a 49er:

But was Kirkpatrick’s coverage lapses and overall defensive ability a big reason why Shanahan and the 49ers decided it was best to go a different direction with the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defender?

Shanahan revealed the real reasoning behind

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Kenny Mayne says leaving ESPN after 61 percent paycut offer was right move

1. It’s been about six months since popular SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne and ESPN parted ways after the company asked him to take a 61% pay cut.

On this week’s SI Media Podcast, I asked Mayne whether he felt the same way about his departure today as he did in the early months after it happened.

“That’s hard to quantify,” Mayne said. “It’s a great question, but I don’t know if I can answer it. I think I feel better about leaving because I know that it all turned out O.K. for me and my family.

“At the time, I was kinda running on high energy. Gretchen [Mayne’s wife] called it the ‘Kenny Mayne Ego Tour’ as I was getting all these podcasts requests and whatnot. She’s probably right. There’s probably something to that. But I didn’t invite it. I wasn’t out saying, ‘Hey, put me on.’ Like I

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